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20 Places You Usually Mispronounce

Well, be honest: you love a lot of things, places or nations which you have always mispronounced. Sure, you won’t admit it to anyone, but that’s OK, I guess. However, to prevent further humiliation and possible offense, we’re here to help. Feel free to take notes and possibly impress your friends by pronouncing these tricky names properly, for a change. Here are 20 places you’ve mispronounced, thus far. And if you haven’t visited them all yet, I invite you to do so; you won’t regret it!

1. Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

2. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

3. Beijing, China

Beijing, China

4. Colorado

Colorado

5. Colombia, South America

Colombia, South America

6. Carnegie Hall, New York

Carnegie Hall, New York

7. Budapest

Budapest

8. Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana

9. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan

Mackinac Bridge, Michigan

10. Iraq

Iraq

11. Dubai

Dubai

12. Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

13. Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia

14. La Jolla, California

La Jolla, California

15. Helena, Montana

Helena, Montana

16. Pakistan

Pakistan

17. Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

18. Niger

Niger

19. Kissimmee, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

20. Thames River, UK

Thames River, UK

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